Nadiv, the young men’s giving circle of the United Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD), is hosting its first-ever bracket challenge fundraiser during the 2019 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Register online and make your donation -- $10 for each bracket -- and on March 18th be among the first to access the online bracket system. And no basketball expertise required! Follow the steps of the online bracket system, for each donation, and then watch the tournament and track your progress.


Registration is now open, so let’s get started, click below to sign up and make your donation!

The top three brackets will receive gift cards made possible by our presenting sponsors:  

Calliott, Demeter & Harrell Investment & Wealth Advisors and SL Nusbaum Realty


Your donation will support the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual campaign and Nadiv’s annual giving circle campaign, which aids children’s programming in our local Jewish community.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Challenge viewing party on Friday, March 22 at 12 PM at Yard House in Town Center. Bracket participants, friends and family will gather to enjoy a day of tournament games!*


For more information or to join Nadiv, contact YAD Director Jasmine Amitay at or 965-6138.


When the NCAA releases its 68-team bracket on March 17, a link will be sent to those who have already made their donation to access the bracket challenge. Donations made after March 17 will receive the link to access their bracket with the donation confirmation email. There is no limit to the number of bracket donations that can be made by one person, however each bracket requires a $10 donation. Winners will be announced via email and Facebook on April 8. In the event of a tie — gift card values will be evenly distributed. UJFT, YAD, Nadiv are using the ESPN bracket/bracket system with permission. All participants have an equal chance of being the top bracket.


100% of each donation will go to UJFT annual campaign and the Nadiv young men’s giving circle to benefit the Jewish community in Tidewater and throughout the world.


*Guests will be responsible for their own food and beverages.